List of Bangladeshi television and radio channels

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This is a list of Bangladeshi television and radio channels that are legally permitted by the Bangladesh government, organized in alphabetical order. There are 2 terrestrial state run TV channels: Bangladesh Television (BTV) and Sangshad Television. BTV runs a TV channel BTV World which broadcasts by satellite 24 hours a day to Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. Bangladesh government has approved new 2 private channels ‘Channel Bayanno’(Channel 52), on October 20 and on 6 November 2013 ‘Bangla TV’ got clearance. Another new 15 private channels is waiting for final approval.

Privately owned television stations[edit]

Program Note(s)
Asian TV a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
ATN Bangla a Bengali-language digital cable television channel that transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as well as throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America. The channel offers a wide variety of programming that includes news, movies, dramas and talk shows.
NBR TV nbr tv is a cable television in kamtapuri (rajbanshi) language for north Bengal

in the northeast parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal

ATN News a 24/7 news channel in Bengali. The channel transmits from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is also transmitted throughout South Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and North America.
Gram Bangla TV a satellite TV channel broadcast from Dhaka, Bangladesh(Test Transmission)
Banglavision a satellite TV channel broadcast from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bijoy TV a private television station in Bangladesh, and is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Boishakhi TV a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh
Channel 16 the private Music Entertainment Channel in Bangladesh that is operated by Insight Telecast By the order of Government, its broadcast has been processed again start it . Now it is going test ip TV for future technology in the world .
Channel 24 a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Channel 9 a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the official broadcaster of Bangladesh Premier League.
Channel 7 a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from Hongkong. It is totally entertainment channel.
Channel i a privately owned television network in Bangladesh and the country's first digital channel. It is owned by the Impress Group.
Deepto TV Started operation in November 2015. Owned by Kazi Media Limited.
Desh TV started operation in 2009. DeshTV aims to stand out from other stations, with the objective of serving "desh", which means the country, and the people. It has a motto of bringing a change, creating new paths, new thoughts and help seeing the world with a new eye.
News 24 (Bangladesh) HD 24 hours News channel owned by East West Media Group. Under Test Transmission
Diganta Television a private satellite TV channel in Bangladesh, founded in 2008. This is a project of Diganta Media Corporation. Diganta TV started formally broadcasting on 28 August 2008, with 16 hours of news and 8 hours of entertaining programs. Its operation has been temporarily suspended by BTRC.
DTV a privately owned television network in Bangladesh and the country's digital channel. The owner of the channel is Mohammad Shahidul Islam Mollah And Digital Telecast & Advertising Company Ltd.( coming soon )
Ekattor TV the first full HD 24/7 news and current affairs channel in Bengali that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Ekushey Television (ETV) the first private terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. Official transmission began on 14 April 2000.
Gaan Bangla a music channel in Bangladesh that started on 16 December 2013.
Gazi Television a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Independent TV a 24/7 news channel in Bengali that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Islamic TV the first Islamic television station in Bangladesh. The owner of the channel is Said Iskandar, the younger brother of the Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. By the order of Government, its broadcast has been temporarily closed.
Jamuna Television a private television station in Dhaka, an associate company of Jamuna Group, has been launched on 5 April 2014, as a 24x7 news channel to provide national and international news and information.
Maasranga Television a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a part of Square Group.
Mohona TV a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
My TV a private entertainment television channel in Bangladesh.
NTV a private television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from its studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
RTV started operation on 26 December 2005,[1] and mainly broadcasts programs in Bengali.
SA TV a private HD and 3G television station in Bangladesh that is transmitted from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The channel started its full commercial run on 19 January 2013.
Somoy Television a 24-hour Bengali news-based private satellite television channel in Bangladesh known for its news presentations.
Dhaka Bangla Channel DBC NEWS is 24x7 hours satellite news channel of Bangladesh.

State-owned radio stations[edit]

Channel Note(s)
Bangladesh Betar (বাংলাদেশ বেতার) a state-owned radio broadcasting station of Bangladesh. Its headquarters are in Agargaon Sher e Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh Betar established during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. The then its known as Shwadin Bangla Betar Kendra, after independence of Bangladesh its named as Bangladesh Betar. But in 1975 after the coup d'état the rebels were renamed it as Radio Bangladesh and it continued up to 1996. Bangladesh Awami League came into power in 1996. They turned it its original name Bangladesh Betar.

Privately owned radio stations[edit]

Channel Note(s)
ABC Radio; 89.2 FM Owned by Mediastar, a sister company of Transcom Group. The studio headquarters is in Dhaka. |- Radio Today; 89.6 FM First FM Radio station in Bangladesh.
Radio Fashion; 91.9 FM First fashion based Radio Station in Bangladesh on air soon.
Asian Radio; 90.8 FM Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station.
BBC Bangla; FM 100.0 The Bengali language service of BBC World Service.
Colour's Radio; 101.6 FM Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station.
Jago FM; 94.4 FM The most newly radio station in Bangladesh.
DhakaFm 90.4 the first 24-hour HD technology and private FM radio station in Bangladesh, with its studio headquarters in Dhaka.
Digltal Bangla; 107.7 FM First Digital Radio Station in Bangladesh on air soon... The owner of the Radio Station is Mohammad Shahidul Islam Mollah And Digital Telecast & Advertising Company Ltd.
Peoples Radio 91.6 FM (Bangladesh); 91.6 FM Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station.
Radio Aamar; 88.4 FM Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station. Official transmission started on 11 December 2007.
Radio Bhumi FM; 92.8 FM Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station. Official transmission started on 30 September 2012.
Radio Foorti; 88.0 FM The biggest Bangladeshi FM radio station that went live on 21 September 2006.[citation needed]
Radio Shadhin; 92.4 FM Dhaka-based 24-hour private FM radio station.
Radio Metropolitan; 88.8 FM Government-owned FM radio station exclusively available in Dhaka only.
Radio Today; 89.6 FM First FM Radio station in Bangladesh.
Radio Dhoni; 91.2 FM First news based Radio Station in Bangladesh.
Radio Next; 93.2 FM
City FM 96.0 FM; 96.0 FM City FM private FM radio station in Bangladesh. It started its official transmission on March 23, 2013. Online streaming also offered.

Upcoming radio stations[edit]

In 2013, Bangladesh government has granted 14 new radio station licenses. Alongside of this 14 new FM channel, there were 60 Community licenses were issued.[2]

  • Edge 95.6 FM
  • Radio Capital FM 94.8
  • Radio Dinrat 93.6 FM
  • Radio Active
  • Desh Radio
  • Digital Radio
  • Radio Masala
  • Bangla Radio
  • Jago FM
  • Radio Dhol
  • Radio CIUS
  • Radio City
  • Radio Age
  • Radio Diganta
  • Times Radio

· Radio LifeHouse

Community Radios in Bangladesh[edit]

The Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, considers community radio a special area for intervention. BNNRC has been promoting advocacy to the government in relation to community radio with other organizations since its emergence in 2000. As a result, the Ministry of Information of the People's Republic of Bangladesh announced the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2008. Under this policy, the Ministry of Information approved 16 community radio stations for the first time in Bangladeshi history. To ensure the free flow of information to the people, the government enacted the Right to Information Act 2009. Community radio stations are a strong step in empowering rural people. Initially, the government approved 16 community groups:

Program Location(s)
Radio Meghna;99.00fm COAST Trust,Chorfasson, Bhola Island (Bhola District)
Radio Bikrampur; 99.2 FM EC Bangladesh (Munshiganj)
Chilmari; 99.2 Chilmari, RDRS (Kurigram)
Jhinuk; 99.2 Srizoni (Jhinaidhah)
Mukti; 99.2 LDRO (Bogra)
N24 Radio; 0.00 Narayanganj 24 Radio Station. Coming Soon (Narayanganj District)
Naf; 99.2 Teknaf ACLAB (Cox's Bazar District)
Nalta; 99.2 Nalta Community Hospital in Satkhira
Lokobetar; 99.2 MMC (Barguna Sadar Upazila)
Padma; 99.2 CCD (Rajshahi)
Pollikontho; 99.2 BRAC (Moulivi Bazer)
Radiahananda; 98.8 Proyas (Chapai Nababgonj)
Radio NeeL; 98.2 FM Bogra, Bangladesh
Rural Radio; 98.8 Agriculture Information Servics (AIS) Community Rural Radio (Barguna District)
Sagar Dheep DUS Hatiya Island (Noakhali District)
Sagor Giri; 99.2 Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) for Sitakunda, Chittagong
Sundarban; 98.8 Koyra Upazilla (Khulna)

Online radio stations[edit]

Unlicensed broadcasters[edit]

As of August 2015, there are 43 authorized TV channels in Bangladesh. Pirate television stations also exist. As of August 2015, they include: Ananda Bangla TV, Bangla Music TV, Bengali Movie SK TV, Channel 5, Channel 7, Ctg TV, CTN TV, DM TV, Filmy Bangla TV, Movie Bangla TV, Rang TV, and SB TV. The Ministry of Information has sought action against them.[3]

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